DG IRELAND TOP 150 – 2024
Editor, Kevin Markham
A links of endless intrigue, variety and pace, Castlerock Golf Club offers a different links experience to its renowned neighbours, Royal Portrush and Portstewart. Never mind the railway line and the brook, Castlerock’s dunes constantly change shape, ensuring you never quite settle into a rhythm. There are flat holes and bumpy holes, doglegs and blind shots. There are plateau
greens, hidden greens and sweet bunkering… it’s a heady mix that challenges all the way around and entertains all day long.
You can swing freely here, despite the deep rough, so watch your ball race over the bumpy, curvaceous fairways… and watch carefully. These fairways have a life of their own. The stretch of holes from 7 to 10 sets the course alight, with the 8th hole an absolute double-blind terror. Castlerock recently received a
significant upgrade by Martin Hawtree, which has enhanced its quality, and the club has been upgrading its course and facilities ever since, including the introduction of solar panels. The 9-hole Bann course is also highly regarded.
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